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Creative company secures government contracts to grow business

Creative company secures government contracts to grow business


(upbeat music) – My name is Kristy
Casillas with FL Solutions and we are a brand management company. We handle print, creative and technology. I reached out to the
Florida PTAC for services, because I did not have
a capabilities statement and was not sure what we needed to be able to do business
with the government and we wanted to get certified as a women owned small business. Did not have an idea or
clue how to even do that, so they were very helpful in that manner. My consultant Yolanda
was amazing to work with, she promptly returns my emails, she consistently returns my phone calls, even though I have a lot
of really random questions and I felt as if I was
starting from ground zero. She was so helpful just to start and say “oh, it’s okay if you don’t know, let’s do take it step by step.” Since working with Florida PTAC my business has grown tremendously. We now have two government contracts that we were able to secure. We’re able to understand the guidelines that we needed to follow when we are submitting for these bids, so that helped us tremendously. Our biggest success so far in business has been getting into the
Moffitt Cancer Center, as a diversity supplier and the potential of all of the projects we’re able to help them with there. I’d like to continue working
with PTAC moving forward and coming up with the best fit for us, as a prime contract holder and then we would come in
as a sub underneath them. That would at least get our foot in a door and I know Yolanda is great in finding the best fit for us to do that. Um, I would say to other small businesses working with the Florida
PTAC at Pinellas County that they need to go in
there, don’t be afraid. Yolanda and everybody
there is so very helpful. Whatever level that you’re at and however much you have
completed already on your own, they are there to get
you to that next level and it’s well worth it. (upbeat music)

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